Rudderstack vs Alation: What are the differences?
What is Rudderstack? An open source alternative to segment. It is a platform for collecting, storing and routing customer event data to dozens of tools. It is open-source, can run in your cloud environment (AWS, GCP, Azure or even your data-centre) and provides a powerful transformation framework to process your event data on the fly.
What is Alation? Enterprise Data Catalog & Data Governance. The leader in collaborative data cataloging, it empowers analysts & information stewards to search, query & collaborate for fast and accurate insights.
Rudderstack and Alation can be primarily classified as "Analytics Integrator" tools.
Some of the features offered by Rudderstack are:
- Production Ready
- Extreme Scale
- Segment API Compatibile
On the other hand, Alation provides the following key features:
- Data Catalog
- Automatically indexes your data by source
- Automatically gathers knowledge about your data
Rudderstack is an open source tool with 1.84K GitHub stars and 81 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Rudderstack's open source repository on GitHub.